Arts This Weekend at the Movies
posted by June 15 at 14:30 PMon
SIFF this weekend is a pigpile of world premieres and awards and a peculiarly Polartec version of glamour. If that doesn’t appeal to you, here’s what’s on tap in the normal theaters.
In On Screen this week: Fresh from SIFF, a tale of brutal facial disfiguration gone disgustingly rightóDavid Schmader reviews Crazy Love. Josh Feit geeks out on refreshingly square girl detective Nancy Drew.
I coldheartedly question the necessity of the local production Inlaws & Outlaws, a feel-good gay marriage doc that plays like a PSA. Andrew Wright gets pumped about Johnny To’s newest, Triad Election (not quite as good as SIFF’s Exiled, but close enough). And Lindy West digs the infanticide fantasy, hates the Utilikilt, in the Aussie update of Macbeth.
There are some fabulous limited runs this week too.
At Northwest Film Forum, the coolest rock-n-roll documentary ever made: D.A. Pennbaker’s Don’t Look Back.
Look out for sure.
And more sick attitude over at Grand Illusion, with the fantastic 1969 film If…, by Lindsay Anderson, about armed rebellion at a middling British public school. Especially if you were able to catch Jean Vigo’s Zťro de conduite at SIFF Cinema this spring, you should not miss this sizzling, angry, homoerotic update on the theme of schoolboy mutiny. The following still is in black and white, but most of the movie is in color. At first you think the black and white is for stodgy scenes and people (the first time it crops up is when the camera follows a new teacher up to his cold bare garret), but then you realize it’s willfully random.
And next Wednesday, there’s a great lineup of experimental docs at the Henry’s Artists’ Cinema series, including shorts by Jem Cohen, Matt McCormick, and featured filmmaker Brian Doyle.
See Get Out for all your Movie Times needs. See you after SIFF!